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Old 07-11-2017, 06:13 PM
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Poop OFF - Alternative?

It seems to me that poop off is the only product for cleaning bird droppings.
There is nothing else I know of. Does anybody have an alternative that is less expensive to this stuff?

Would anybody be interested in getting a better cleaning solution for something like $10 a gallon?

Is there any home made solutions for something that works well?

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Old 07-11-2017, 09:46 PM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

I've never used it myself. For non- bird things, I always keep baby wipes in the house. They work great for getting messes out of the couch, off the floor, or off people.

For play stands and cages, usually I just use dish soap and water. I get little scrubbies from the dollar store that I can use once and throw away to keep from harboring germs. For stuff really stuck on the cages, I'll either let it soak a little while under a wet rag so it loosens up, or I'll do the same thing with a paper towel soaked in a little vinegar. I haven't found anything I haven't been able to clean off yet.

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Old 07-12-2017, 06:08 AM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

soapy water and a bit of "elbow grease"

Poop-off really is just a chemical to break the poop down to a more watery substance to make it easier to get off
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:42 AM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

I use he vinegar/water mix. Works just as well as poop off.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:10 AM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

I have heard many people swear by gain laundry detergent diluted in a spray bottle! Of course, it would have to be well rinsed! Also, I've never tried it, but since dawn soap is safe for emergency situations in cleaning a bird, I wonder how that would work as a cleaner!
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:34 AM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

Plastic paint scraper never used for anything but bird mess- about $1.00 (plastic because it won't chip powder coat or corrode)

Water/vinegar, mixed 50/50- pennies

Use the scraper to get off the big dried chunks, sweep those away, then spray the vinegar solution on what's left. Let that sit for a minute or 2 and it'll come right off (and be sanitized!). I clean Kiwi first thing in the morning so any poo or food on the cage and floor below has dried overnight, making it easy to scrape right up. I also got a steam cleaner a few years ago, and end up cleaning his cage thoroughly with that every few weeks in addition to daily/near daily cleanup with a scraper and vinegar solution.

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Old 07-12-2017, 10:00 AM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

Pet Focus Aviary and Cage concentrate is what I use now for the past 5-6 mos, it has lasted a long long time and works well. I dilute it smidge more than recommended to be safe b/c Perjo loves getting involved when I clean.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:02 AM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

I use a handheld steamer. Works wonderful. It has little brushes that I can add tot the tip so I can scrub the cage grate, perches, and toys easily.
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

I find this invaluable for carpet mishaps, there is a larger size available (128 oz) which might be more economical.

Perhaps use a combination of the previous suggestions to make it last longer?

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Old 07-14-2017, 05:03 PM
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Re: Poop OFF - Alternative?

Poop off doesn't work that good.

I use a steam cleaner.

Soaking poop in water and then using a rotating brush also works really good.
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